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Big Name VS Models Quitting Due To Small Pay?

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Miranda Kerr - Out 2013

Karlie Kloss - Out 2015
Doutzen Kroes - Out 2015

My opinion is these models don't need VS anymore, especially for the amount of money estimated below. They have become bigger than what VS can offer them. If anything the brand's image could be dragging them down at this point—if they want to go on becoming their own brands. Girls stop wanting to play with barbie at some point in their lives.

As a side note, the TV ratings of the VS Show in December vs. the swimsuit special they had last month: 9 Million vs. 4 million.



Model Management:


...is the lack of time the only reason the angels are flying away from Victoria’s Secret? The roumors are that nowadays, the VS models are being paid around $100,000, which is much less than the top VS models such as Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks who required millions! The $100,000 paycheck is apperently not enough for the 50 days a year required work and for all the travelling and promotion of VS. This makes the sudden departure of the angels understandable.

NowManifest Shuts Down, Style.com Next?

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Business of Fashion: Condé Nast Closes Blog Network NowManifest



BoF can report that NowManifest, the online portal owned by Condé Nast that hosted some of fashion’s most prominent blogs, has been shut down.

The bloggers that used the platform, including Susie Bubble, Anna Dello Russo, Derek Blasberg, BryanBoy and Fashion Toast, were given notice of its termination in November. Going forward, they are expected to continue to blog independently from their own websites and take control, once again, of their own advertising partnerships, which had previously been managed by NowManifest.

“We are redoubling our focus on expanding our industry-leading site, Style.com,” a spokesperson for Style.com told BoF. “We thank the Nowmanifest bloggers for their contributions to the portal.”

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In particular, today’s announcement raises questions about the future of Style.com, which was originally set up as the online edition of the magazines Vogue and W and published some of their content online, before Vogue developed its own website. Last year, it was announced that Style.com would no longer publish its semi-annual print magazine and, following a leadership reshuffle, the site is once again operating under Vogue, with its publisher Matt Rice reporting to Vogue publisher Susan Plagemann and its editor-in-chief Dirk Standen reporting to Anna Wintour. With Vogue.com and Style.com producing content with some degree of overlap — both host extensive street style and fashion show galleries, for example — Condé Nast’s strategy for Style.com remains unclear.

Fern Mallis Vs. Kanye West Vs. Fern Mallis

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Fern Mallis speaking to the NY Post:


I’m kind of over Kanye, I mean, I’m not a fan of his music, and the attitude and the agenda is not my style.


Kanye West in a set of tweets (here combined):


To Fern Mallis: I just want you to understand that attempting to do clothing has been very difficult and I have encountered countless amounts of bigotry along the way. I have millions of ideas and I represent a new generation just trying to express themselves in a broken world. I don’t call myself a designer as I was not allowed to go to Saint Martins because I was too famous by the time I realized I wanted to design. Fame is often looked down upon in the design world, so it’s actually been something I had to overcome. All we have are our dreams, and you can step on our dreams and ideas all you want, but we won’t stop fighting. We want to innovate and we will win someday. If you wanna have a drink with me, book a table at the spotted pig when I’m back in NY.


[Business Insider]

Jon Stewart Retiring From The Daily Show

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The A.V. Club:



Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring.

Carine Roitfeld Had Three Back Surgeries In One Year

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I was not aware of this.

Style.com:


Issue 6 of CR Fashion Book might not have happened. Carine Roitfeld had not one, not two, but three back surgeries between the last round of shows and the magazine’s arrival on newsstands in a few days. She styled some of the shoots in the new book from a wheelchair.

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So you’ve recovered?

I am much better. I had an accident one year ago in New York. I fell down and I broke some bones, and you know because I am always running, I do not always do what I need to do. And finally I had an operation, and after one operation I had a second operation, and after the second, I had a third operation. So it is a long process. And the back, there is a lot of healing...you say “heal”?

Vogue's City Directory

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Vogue:


Today marks the debut of the Vogue City Directory, a mobile-responsive, super selective guide to where to shop, eat, and prettify oneself in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, and Shanghai. This is a modest launch—six cities and a handful of listings—but in the weeks and months to come it will grow in numbers of recommendations and locations. Overseen by Edward Barsamian, who has convinced a global gaggle of style leaders to reveal their secret places, the City Directory is, by design, curated, not comprehensive: We won’t name every place to paint your toenails in Manhattan, just our favorite ones. You’ll find some classics in the listings, and some upstarts. You can search by city, by category, by need, by contributor. You may choose to plan an itinerary or find a solution on the go. This is your new best friend.

Kate Moss & Rimmel London Limited Edition Lipstick for Red Nose Day 2015

Kate Moss & Rimmel London Limited Edition Lipstick for Red Nose Day 2015

The event is also coming the the United States this year; NBC:


Red Nose Day, the U.K.’s #1 television fundraising event, is finally coming to America in a spectacular star-studded special live on NBC.

In collaboration with Comic Relief U.K. — the British charity behind Red Nose Day — NBC will televise a three-hour benefit in May 2015 as a celebration for the U.S. inaugural Red Nose Day event.

In the U.K., Red Nose Day has been going for 25 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe. With superstar presenters and comedians, original sketch comedy, hilarious film parodies, one-off sitcom reunions and amazing musical performances, it’s no wonder that this program has been the one of the BBC’s highest-rated Friday night shows for many years. Best of all, it’s raised more than $1 billion in donations so far, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Created by writer-director Richard Curtis in 1985, the idea of Red Nose Day was built upon the foundation that mass media and celebrities can help raise money and awareness of poverty to save and change millions of lives. Curtis will serve as an executive producer for the NBC telecast.

WWD Vs.Vogue

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Vogue:


Iran is known for its historical cities and gorgeous Islamic art, but much less for its other great source of pride: mountains. In all four corners of Tehran, they rise in endless clusters, green and brown ridges that turn white in winter and, unbeknownst to many Westerners, conceal stunning ski resorts.



WWD:


Maybe Vogue should just stick to New York, Paris, London and Milan?

In a story published on Vogue.com Wednesday entitled: “Could Tehran (Yes, Tehran) Be the Next Aspen?, writer Laurence Cornet gives Westerners an inside look at the “stunning” ski resorts nestled in the “endless clusters” of the mountains of Iran.

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Although no one could fault Cornet for his florid descriptions, he forgot to mention a key point: The slopes he’s referring to are the very mountains that have been rumored to be a locus for missile production under former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Apple Paid Angela Ahrendts $73 Millions To Land Her

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Angela-ahrendts_416x416Former Burberry boss Angela Ahrendts collected some lovely welcoming gifts in her new role overseeing Apple’s retail operations — a compensation package valued at $73.4 million, according to regulatory filings.

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Since joining the company in May, Ahrendts collected some $70 million in stock grants from Apple — $37 million to compensate her for her for the value of the Burberry stock that she walked away from in accepting the Apple job, plus a new hire stock allocation valued at $33 million — 40 percent of which is performance based, and the rest vests over three years.

She also pocketed a $500,000 cash bonus and relocation expenses totaling $457,615.

Apple said it departed from its usual practice and extended Ahrendts a severance agreement that, upon termination, would pay a lump sum equivalent to the base salary she would have collected for the remainder of the three-year period.

The retail chief receives an annual salary of $1 million, plus bonuses, similar to that of other senior executives.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Gotta love him;


“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.”


Woody Allen, in the press release announcing the Untitled Woody Allen Project for Amazon  Prime Instant Video. (Roy Price is the Vice President of Amazon Studios.)